Atlanta Regional Commission’s Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) Study… A market-driven vision for the future redevelopment of Gwinnett Place
On August 28, 2012, the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners endorsed a future vision for the Greater Gwinnett Place area— Gwinnett County’s central business district and the strategic heart of the community. That vision is of a vibrant mixed-use environment for an international diverse, livable urban community. Launched in partnership with Gwinnett County and the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), the Gwinnett Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) is a strategic roadmap that could create a new type of community in Gwinnett’s central business district. Successful implementation of the market-driven recommendations of this plan will require a true public-private partnership.
In June 2017, the CID completed the 5-Year Update to the Gwinnett Place LCI plan.
Gwinnett Place Transportation Studies
The Gwinnett Place CID Board of Directors has identified traffic congestion and efficient traffic flow and management as priority issues. In order to clearly identify the best projects to mitigate traffic congestion and enhance the efficient flow of traffic in the district area, the Gwinnett Place CID, along with funding from the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners, have completed various comprehensive transportation studies to determine viable traffic relief strategies that could be implemented.
Through the studies’ process, staff performed traffic analysis and observation of these corridors during peak travel times and also worked with a stakeholder working group consisting of community and business leaders to discuss challenges and solutions along the corridors. The recommendations address, short, mid, and long-range needs and build upon the work performed for the Gwinnett Place Livable Centers Initiative. In addition to addressing traffic congestion, the traffic studies recommend useful improvements to enhance walkability, cycling opportunities, and access to transit. The traffic studies have resulted in several projects constructed. Current projects at Pleasant Hill Road, Satellite Boulevard, Day Drive, Steve Reynolds Boulevard, Club Drive and more are the direct result of the various traffic studies.
Click the links below to view the 2013 and 2016 transportation study reports and projects:
- 2016 Gwinnett Place CID Traffic Study Update final report
- August 2013 Pleasant Hill Road, Steve Reynolds Boulevard, Satellite Boulevard Traffic Studies Executive Summary
- August 2013 Pleasant Hill Road, Steve Reynolds Boulevard, Satellite Boulevard Traffic Study Report
Gwinnett Place Tax Allocation District (TAD)
Intiated in partnership with Gwinnett County and the CID, in 2014, Gwinnett County created a Tax Allocation District (TAD) for Gwinnett Place. The CID’s Board of Directors recognizes TADs as one of the most powerful economic development tools to help boost revitalization. Area property owners also know that a TAD can help them achieve their redevelopment vision for the future.
To view information regarding the Tax Allocation District for the Gwinnett Place area:
- Gwinnett County Tax Allocation District #5: Gwinnett Place
- Map of Gwinnett Place Tax Allocation District (TAD)
- Gwinnett County Tax Allocation Districts
Gwinnett Place Parking Management Study
Funded by a grant from the Atlanta Regional Commission, the Gwinnett Place CID commissioned a parking management study to examine current and future parking issues in the greater Gwinnett Place area. The study examined not only the current situation, but is also forward-thinking addressing challenges that may occur as the area redevelops. The document is a pro-active approach ensuring parking will play a positive role in the redevelopment of the area and not detract from it. By adequately studying the issues now, steps can be taken to correct current problems and prevent future parking issues form arising. To view the report, please click the links below:
- Executive Summary
- Current Conditions
- Anticipated Future Conditions
- Parking Management Techniques
- Recommendations and Conclusions